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Gender Equality Could Take 100 Years and What Can be Done

The Incredible Transformation for Gender Equality at Salesforce One of our amazing listeners in Colorado, and a definite Genuine Driven Woman, shared a very interesting 60 Minutes interview with us last week. It was an interview Leslie Stahl did with the CEO of Salesforce, Marc Benioff. In this interview, Marc discussed how he made it…
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The Pipeline for young women to pursue STEM careers is ‘leaky’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carol O’Donnell remembers being a “Kelly Girl” in 1979. She grew up in Hazelwood, PA in the 1960s, in a home overlooking what was then the Jones & Laughlin Steel mill. Excelling at math and science as a young girl, her mother nagged principals until she was finally transferred to Taylor Allderdice in Squirrel Hill. She…
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The Secret to Turn your Perfect Day Dream Into Your Actual Tomorrow

My early life, struggling as a single mom I did not plan on becoming a single mom, but there I was. I was in the Navy, 26 years old, a Second-Class Petty Officer and Adalida was 18 months old. We were getting by, but nothing was easy.  I dreamed of transforming my life, I dreamed…
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How to Stop Crying and Screaming: Control the ripple effect of your emotions

How often do you DECIDE to react negatively to those around you? I’ve see you out there, when I am out and about, at a restaurant, at the grocery store, at the airport.  I saw it just this afternoon.  I stopped to get a coffee at a café near the beach, and there was a…
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Nebraska girls outscored boys in overall ACT scores

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Girls outscored boys overall on Nebraska’s ACT exam, according to last year’s state test results. Nebraska administered the standardized college admissions test to every junior in the state’s public schools last year. “The gender gap has been closing, which is excellent,”  ~Wendy Smith, associate director of the University of Nebraska’s…
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Your Babe Ruth Moment

The story goes like this, in the 5th inning of game three of the 1932 World Series (Yankees vs. Cubs), Ruth pointed to the center-field bleachers during the at-bat. Many say it was a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park. On the next pitch, Ruth did hit a home run…
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Growing Together: Finding a Mentor or Becoming a Mentor

What is a mentor?   The definition of a mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser or an experienced person in a company, college, or school who trains and counsels new employees or students.  A mentor can either be a formal relationship where a school or a company may actually “assign” you a mentor, or it…
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Who is the Lone Woman in this 1971 Photograph of a Gathering of Scientists?

(CNN) Illustrator Candace Jean Andersen was doing some research for a children’s book on orcas when she stumbled into a mystery. In an old article, she discovered a photo of scientists at the 1971 International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia. And she noticed something: Amid the sea of male faces — 37 of…
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How to be Brave Enough to Reach Your Goals

Do you have a dream that is SO big that you believe you will never get there? Maybe you’d have to move to a big city to accomplish this goal, and that thought is really scary when you are young and just starting out. What if I told you that you do not have to…
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How to Make Workplace Conflict Work for You

Embrace Workplace Conflict Even if you love your job and the people you work with, there will be conflict from time to time. Conflict is not a bad thing, if it is over something work-related, and not directed as a personal attack. Vigorous debate over the best path forward will lead to excellent discussion, many…
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How to Stop the Exodus of Women in Engineering Careers

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news is:  With all the push to get women interested in STEM careers at the grade school through high school level, we are now at a place in the United States, where women are graduating from college with STEM degrees at a…
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What is Executive Presence?

According to Suzanne Bates, author of the book, All the Leader You Can Be, “Executive presence is the ability of the leader to engage, align, inspire, and move people to act.”  Sylvia Ann Hewlitt, the author of Executive Presence, defines it as: “A measure of image: whether you signal to others that you are star…
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Other People’s Opinion of YOUR Dream

Have you ever felt a moment of clarity, or heard some inner voice calling out to you, telling you to go in a particular direction in life? I know this happens many times and with varying levels of intensity across life. It could be related to love, family, creativity, or it could be something bigger,…
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Genuine Driven Women Podcast: Episode 1

Show Notes for Episode #1 How YOU can find YOUR purpose Welcome to the “Genuine Driven Women” podcast, the show where we guide women to reveal their strengths so they believe and can achieve their desired greatness!  This isEpisode #1and I am Tami along with my Co-Host, Adalida.  Today we are going tell you our…
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The Journey is the Gift

If you are reading this blog, then I assume that you have plans and goals, or at least dreams that you desire to turn into real plans and goals. Have you had a moment where what you always wanted finally happened, and when it did… it was not quite what you expected it would be?…
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Rules of the Garage (Hewlett-Packard)

The Hewlett-Packard Garage is the famous birthplace of Silicon Valley where the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded.  It is considered to be the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”  In the 1930s, Stanford University and its Dean of Engineering, Frederick Terman, began encouraging faculty and graduates to stay in the area instead of leaving California, and develop a high-tech region. HP founders William Hewlett and David…
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Can you control your future?

Do you feel like you are not in control? Maybe you believe you do not have time to change some things and you feel like your family, job, school, or other responsibilities are out of your control. Maybe it is a teacher, professor, or a supervisor at work affecting you.  You feel like they do…
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Curiosity and Courage

One of the main joys in life’s journey is the incredible people we meet along the way.  If we are lucky enough to call some of those people friends, then we are truly blessed.  I had coffee with my dear friend, Emily Bassett, this week.  I met her during a deployment on the USS Abraham…
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Are you a High Performer?

Take a good look in the mirror, who are you and who do you really want to be?  The road to success is going to take consistent effort and self-awareness.  I do believe you can do this, but I never said it would be easy.  You must be able to look at yourself and see…
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